Arkansas made program history on Saturday night at Auburn, and that wasn’t a good thing.
The No. 17 Hogs allowed the most rushing yards in their history in an embarrassing blowout loss to the No. 21 Tigers. The previous high was 505 against Rice in 1953, according to Hawgs247 reporter Andrew Hutchinson. Auburn surpassed that mark on a 51-yard touchdown run by Kam Martin with 4:27 remaining, which gave the Tigers 532 rushing yards and a 56-3 lead.
The most rushing yards Arkansas has ever allowed in a game? 505 vs. Rice in 1953
Auburn has 411 tonight…with one quarter remaining.
— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) October 23, 2016
Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC) has struggled against the run for much of the season, entering the game ninth in the SEC at 176 rushing yards allowed per game. In their two previous SEC losses, the Hogs allowed 366 yards to Texas A&M and 273 yards to Alabama.
Auburn’s rushing total was also the most by the Tigers in a regular-season SEC game. They were led by running back Kamryn Pettway, who rushed for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns on 27 carries.